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The BVI year

In this article, originally published in the July 2021 South Square Digest, co-heads of Harneys’ global Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring group Phillip Kite and Peter Ferrer give an update on the legal developments in the British Virgin Islands over the past year.

REACH Registration post-Brexit

Although the UK’s departure from the EU means that the EU REACH regulation no longer applies, UK REACH has stepped in to fill the gap, and UK-based companies exporting to the EU are now facing two chemicals regulation frameworks to deal with when before there was just one. Is your company ready for the challenge?

The UK Hydrogen Strategy: an overview

With the Climate Change Act 2008 (through the Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order) placing a duty on the Secretary of State to ensure the UK achieves net zero by 2050, the development and implementation of new forms of low carbon renewable energy, which can assist the UK in achieving its ambitious goals, are ever more important.

Nottingham – creating a sustainable city

Nottingham is set to become an international beacon for green development as it undergoes a multi-billion-pound transformation. But how will this benefit business?

Navigating the Jersey M&A landscape

This is the first of a series of three articles, each dealing with topics to be considered when buying, selling and/or restructuring businesses that have premises and/or people in Jersey to help clients and intermediaries navigate the M&A landscape from a Jersey perspective.

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Womble Bond Dickinson rebuked by regulator

Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been rebuked and fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The regulator investigated after WBD self-reported. A corporate client asked WBD to hold funds for it in the firm’s accounts. The client requested that these funds were held on behalf of the client’s client – who was not associated with WBD. […]

Stephenson Harwood eyes early September for “proper” office return

After Monday’s reopening in London, Stephenson Harwood is targeting early September as the date it will make its “proper” return to its home in Finsbury Circus. As of Monday 7 September, all members of staff will be encouraged to spend at least two days a week in the office, shifting away from its previous policy […]

The 12 biggest moves at the Bar in July

There were a number of moves between private practice and chambers last month, as former court justices also found new homes at the Bar. In terms of private practice exits, it was revealed that Wendy Miles QC would be joining Debevoise & Plimpton for Twenty Essex, while movements between chambers themselves also took place. Keating […]

2019/20 financials: Brodies posts tenth year of revenue growth

Brodies has recorded its tenth consecutive year of growth, with a 7 per cent revenue increase. Over 2019/20, the firm’s revenue rose from £76.9m to £82m while profits before partner distributions were £38.5m, up from £37.4m the previous year (3 per cent growth). Cash balances also increased from £21m to £25m. Average profit per equity […]

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